To: All Member Municipal Offices of the Centre & South Hastings Waste Services Board
Re: Setout limit of Recycling Bags for Businesses
It has been brought to our attention by the Contractor that there are a number of Businesses in our
collection area who are setting out a large amount of bagged material to be collected by the truck
who is servicing in their area. On numerous occasions, there have been upwards of 35-40 bags at
the curb on collection day, and this causes a number of issues for the collector, to name a few
1. The truck stopped on a main road for a longer period of time to collect all the bags. This
tends to hold up traffic.
2. The excess bags filling the truck, which therefore means an extra trip to the Material Recovery
Facility to dump, adding extra collection time needed on an already fully scheduled day.
It was decided by the Board, that a set out limit of 10 bags be put in place for all Businesses
setting out material for collection. These bags have to be properly sorted with one type of
material per bag, and the material has to be an item that is accepted in the recycling program for
Quinte Waste Solutions
270 West. City of Quinte West, Ontario Canada K8V 2N3 phone (613) 394-6266 fax (613) 394-6850
email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.quinterecycling.org